The board of the senior co-op where I live recently interviewed a candidate for the position of on-site property manager.
As we talked following the interview, my fellow board members were making thoughtful comments about his resume and what he had said.
What I wanted to say was: “I like his energy. He’ll be perfect for us.”
Now what kind of thing is that to say at a board meeting? “I like his energy….” That is not something I would have said five years ago, before I was sucked into the vortex of qigong. It’s probably a good thing I didn’t get a chance to say it.
But there it was. He was quiet, steady, seemingly centered in some sort of integrity. Yes, he had good energy, the right kind of energy for my community—and that is what mattered more to me than his words or his credentials, which, I will add, were excellent.
So am I just using a new expression, or do I have a new way of perceiving things?
I’m not sure….